Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives
Born in New York City; educated at the Brearley School in New York and at Smith College (BA, magna cum laude), Columbia (MA in sociology), and the Australian National University (PhD in sociology).
Current appointments and memberships include:
• Board member, Council for a Livable World
• Chair, Task Force on Environment and Natural Resources, Woman’s National Democratic Club (Washington)
• Advisory Board member, Environmental Film Festival (Washington)
• Sierra Club, member John Muir Society 2013-2015
Before moving to Washington, was most recently Hofstee Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague, 1994, and Director, Successful Ageing, A.C.T., an Australian federal government project, Canberra, A.C.T., 1990-93.
Best known of the more than 30 books, professional articles, book chapters, and reports that she has written are: Remarkable Survivors — Insights into Successful Aging among Women (Washington: Urban Institute Press, 1991, 314 pp), ‘We Can Manage’–Expectations about Care and Varieties of Family Support among Persons 75 Years of Age and Over (Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies, 1985, 168 pp), and (with Lincoln H. Day) Too Many Americans (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964, 298 pp, paperback ed., New York: Dell, 1965).